Biden Yet to Endorse Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

The President has not said whether he will support the $974 billion bipartisan infrastructure package negotiated by Democratic and Republican senators, but is waiting for more details including how to pay for it.

Last week, eleven U.S. senators this week joined 10 colleagues to support a five-year, $974 billion infrastructure package. The group of 21 includes 11 Republicans, nine Democrats and one independent. If signed into law, it would represent the largest infrastructure investment in American history. The plan includes $579 billion in new spending to rebuild America’s roads and bridges, improve public transit systems, invest in broadband infrastructure, and upgrade our airports. Other details of the bipartisan framework include:

  • $110 billion for roads, bridges and major projects
  • $66 billion for passenger rail
  • $48.5 billion for public transit
  • $25 billion for airports
  • $20 billion for an infrastructure financing authority